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Manual or Powerchair better for Wheelchair accessible cabs Leeds

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wandering_chris
wandering_chris Community member, Scope Member Posts: 83 Pioneering
Hi,

Mates visiting Leeds at some point, train and cabs sorted - But should he use his powerchair? I ask since its bigger than this manual and there may be some trouble getting into a standard hackney cab?

Any Leeds people want to suggest the best chair for Leeds cabs please?

it'll really help,

Wandering_Chris

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2023
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    Hello @wandering_chris I'm afraid I'm not local to Leeds so I wouldn't have much of an idea about the cabs there. 

    Does your mate's powerchair split into parts, or fold at all?

    It may be worth contacting Leeds City Council on this, as they might be in a better position to advise :) 
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  • wandering_chris
    wandering_chris Community member, Scope Member Posts: 83 Pioneering
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    Brill thanks, im afraid my mates chair doesnt fold though
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's alright, it's quite rare for a powerchair! Best of luck enquiring, and let us know how it goes :)

    My own powerchair comes apart, and I have a friend who's powerchair folds, I'd never seen one, so was pretty amazed at the time!
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